Coronavirus

This is UNISON Scotland’s information on Coronavirus and your rights at work.

If you have symptoms and need medical advice go to: NHS Scotland website for all latest guidance about COVID-19 including social distancing and stay at home advice.

There is more about your rights at work at: UNISON UK website 

Coronavirus COVID19 advice: your rights at work in Scotland

CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: this week’s STAC updates

CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: this week's STAC updates
Health staff: This note contains all this week's STAC updates.  There is also a brief Q and A regarding part-time ...
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UNISON welcomes Scottish Government’s Personal Protection Equipment Taskforce

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UNISON has today (Friday) secured agreement from the Scottish government to create a PPE taskforce which aims to address the ...
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CORONAVIRUS ALL MEMBERS: Working together to fight Coronavirus

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ALL MEMBERS: UNISON is proud of the response from our members, your resilience and determination to do what we do ...
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CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: Annual leave and public holidays

CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: Annual leave and public holidays
Health staff: Health boards have now received this letter outlining leave arrangements during the crisis.  Details include Working Time Regulations ...
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CORONAVIRUS:HEALTH STAFF Dealing with PPE concerns

CORONAVIRUS:HEALTH STAFF Dealing with PPE concerns
Health Staff: Following days of meetings UNISON ensured that the Chief Nursing Officer’s letter re PPE was withdrawn. This means ...
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CORONAVIRUS LOCAL GOVERNMENT: COVID-19 guidance for non-healthcare settings

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This four-country Covid-19 Guidance for non-healthcare settings was published today (Tuesday, April 14). The key measures it covers include but ...
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CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: Employers’ Duty of Care

CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: Employers' Duty of Care
Health staff: The Scottish government health workforce team have issued a letter reminding employers of their moral and statutory duty ...
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CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: Pay for bank workers in high risk categories

CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: Pay for bank workers in high risk categories
Health staff: Boards have been advised to continue to pay people in high risk categories who are shielding at home ...
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CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: NHS Lothian PPE Who Where guidance

CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: NHS Lothian PPE Who Where guidance
Heath Staff: This table lays out the agreement with NHS Lothian regarding the use of PPE. It is a really ...
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PRESS RELEASE: UNISON secures win for carers as Scottish government PPE guidance is withdrawn

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PRESS RELEASE: After days of negotiations UNISON Scotland, along with other unions, has secured agreement from the Scottish Government that ...
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New guidance for home and social care staff in Scotland puts home care staff at risk  

Press Release
UNISON, the trade union representing home and social care workers, are vigorously challenging Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) guidance which was issued ...
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CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: pausing of work programmes

CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: pausing of work programmes
Health staff: The following programmes are suspended to enable focus on the current crisis: The introduction of the Independent National ...
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CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: STAC update

CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: STAC update
Health Staff: This update covers all of work done last week by the Scottish Term and Conditions Committee. Issues covered: ...
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CORONAVIRUS LOCAL GOVERNMENT: FAQs for workforce

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LOCAL GOVT WORKERS: This Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) has been developed jointly between COSLA and the SJC Trade Unions (UNISON, ...
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CORONAVIRUS LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Deputy First Minister sets out work in progress

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This letter, from John Swinney Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, regarding local government workers  sets ...
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CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: Joint statement on expanding the nursing and midwifery workforce

CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: Joint statement on expanding the nursing and midwifery workforce
Heath staff; This is a joint statement by employers, trade unions and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) on expanding ...
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HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE STAFF: Revised PPE Guidance

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE STAFF: Revised PPE Guidance
HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE STAFF: Scottish Government has issued revised Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) guidance for Health and Social Care ...
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CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: PPE supply update

CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF: PPE supply update
Health Staff: This is the latest procurement update. It contains the latest stock information re PPP and logistical updates ...
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CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF:Revised PPE guidance

CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF:Revised PPE guidance
Health staff: Updated guidance on personal protective equipment has now been published.  This guidance is issued jointly by the Department ...
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CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF AND SOCIAL CARE: Forthcoming PPE guidance

CORONAVIRUS HEALTH STAFF AND SOCIAL CARE: Forthcoming PPE guidance
HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE STAFF: revised Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) guidance is being issued today, Thursday, via the COVID-19 guidance ...
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